Shanghai Triad (Yao a yao yao dao waipo qiao)
Shanghai Triad (Yao a yao yao dao waipo qiao) (1995)

This crime drama is prominent Chinese-filmmaker Zhang Yimou's tribute to American gangster movies of the 1930s. It is a highly stylized look at the powerful gangs in Shanghai during the '30s and takes place over an eight day period.… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 12, 2000
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy

A powerful portrait of mob power from the gifted and versatile director Yimou.

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Michael Dequina

Stunning cinematography, uniformly good acting.

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Douglas Pratt

the characters are reasonably interesting and the plot has sufficient drama to entertain

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Shows how an innocent and ignorant young boy is initiated into the violent ways of a group of gangsters.

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Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

Soando como um mero veículo para a beleza de Gong Li, este aspirante a Ajuste Final conta com uma bela fotografia (com exceção da noite americana pavorosa), mas nada mais, revelando-se o pior filme da carreira de Yimou.

Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Good movie, ending is horrible (as in, it's a horrible story - not bad). I don't generally watch mob movies, and I tend to associate that genre as… More
John Ballantine
Another great effort by Zhang Yimou. The greatest Asian mob movie that I have seen thus far. Very entertaining.
Dimitris Springer
A gangster flick in the eastern tradition,Yimou is not ashamed to produce vivid landscapes and some morbid ones in the first part.It's a mid-90's… More